2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Hamsa Jewish LGBTQQIA: Founder and President
Help Center Peer Counseling and Crisis Intervention Hotline: Public Relations Chair, Shift Manager, Counselor Trainer, Counselor.
Help Center Peer Education Program: Co-founder and Coordinator
St. Lucia Hospice and Orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania: Teacher Trainer, Daycare Teacher, Community Educator
Honors 100 Section Leader
Campus Advisory Board for Suicide Prevention
Engineers without Borders
Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
It was a real honor to receive the LGBT Equity scholarship. The simple fact that there IS a scholarship dedicated to promoting LGBT equity on our campus is a testament to how phenomenal our university is. I'm simply honored and humbled to be considered worthy of this recognition, and will do my absolute best to continue to live up to the mission of this scholarship.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
After my two older brothers attended the University of Maryland, I didn't think to apply anywhere else. I couldn't ask for more in a state school. Maryland had the strong science program that I was looking for, and the intimacy of the Honors program to which I was accepted. It is the best of all worlds.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I hope to make a positive difference in the world through education. I have been immeasurably lucky due to the quality education that I have received throughout my life. Teachers have an unmatched power to encourage and support young people to do all we are capable of doing. I hope to help low-income countries that do not have the resources to build quality education systems, nor the networks to deliver quality training to teachers.